James Danderfer

(Saturday) Morning News Post

Let’s Get To It: All Things Danderfer

April 19, 2014

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Hello, good morning, and welcome to the Saturday Morning News Post!

Readers, my goodness, it’s been a while. You’ve been busy, I’ve been busy, but who cares!? Bottom line is, you want to know what’s happening in Dander-land. I get it.

So no more dawdling with half finished complain-y pants SMNPs, let’s just get down to brass tacks.

First off, I’m still a winner. I just can’t stop winning. I’m like the LeBron James of jazz clarinetists: addicted to winning. Recently my film-making more…

JD Random thoughts: Resonance Patterns

November 5, 2013

Hello, good morning, and welcome to the Saturday Morning News Post!

Readers, I’m really struggling to write something not tremendously boring these days. It’s not that there isn’t plenty of cool things to tell you about, it’s that I’m half way into a lot of projects and I just don’t like talking about things before I have something to show for it. Kinda feels like your “idea balloon” deflates a little bit when I do that. Does that sound ridiculous?

So here are some random thoughts… more…

Hot music, cool turnout for the trio.

September 28, 2013

Hello, good morning, and welcome to the Saturday Morning News Post!

Oh what a time we had at Pat’s Pub last Thursday with Joe Poole and guest pianist John Stetch! So exciting to play with John for the 1st time, what a musician! We ended up playing more…

JD Trio w/ JOHN STETCH this Thursday: The element of surprise.

September 23, 2013

Hello, good morning, and welcome to the Saturday Morning News Post!

Readers, I have about 10 minutes to write this SMNP, so here goes.

There is a very exciting event coming up soon, 8pm this Thursday in fact at Pat’s Pub (403 E. Hastings)… I get to play with a childhood musical hero of mine, pianist John Stetch!

Now, John isn’t that much older than I am but when I was 15 years old I bought his album Carpathian Blues (with Jorge Rossy, Gene Jackson, Jessy Murphy, Seamus Blake, Ugonna Okegwo) and was amazed by his masterful piano playing, lyrical more…

VSO School of Music jazz program? Don’t mind if I do.

September 11, 2013

Hello, good morning, and welcome to the Saturday Morning News Post!

Readers, I’m pleased to announce that the long wait to be edified by yours truly in a state of the art facility is OVER. Every Saturday (and possibly other days) you can find me, adorned with pipe in hand and elbow-patched tweed jacket, spouting wisdom about all things jazz clarinet/saxophone related at a little place called The VSO School of Music.

I’m honoured and excited to be more…

A Little Poem

August 16, 2013

Hello, good morning, and welcome to The Saturday Morning News Post!

Readers, it’s been a crazy time for this ol’ clarinetist and I will be back on the semi-regular SMNP train soon, I assure you.

But on this day, a very special day for me, I’m going to leave you with a short and sweet poem which I recently discovered. Enjoy.

The Summer Day

by Mary Oliver more…

Légère reeds: the best synthetic reed on the market.

June 29, 2013

Hello, good morning, and welcome to the Saturday Morning News Post!

Readers, anyone who knows me knows that I am not a braggart but my clarinet sound has the robust character and achingly graceful intensity of a young black panther dancing “Swan Lake.” I mean, come on! Right!?

That’s because James Danderfer is more…

EXTRA, EXTRA! : HUMMINGBIRD BRIGADE to play Vancouver Jazz Fest, why I’m using a new instrumentation, my picks for Jazz Fest, and yes… I created SPORTS BAR JAZZ!

June 20, 2013

Hello, good morning, and welcome to the Saturday Morning News Post!

Readers, anyone who knows me knows that I likes the hype! That’s why I was so excited to read this Georgia Straight review declaring yours truly as the creator of “sports bar jazz.” Furthermore, author Alex Varty put the NHL on notice, saying “…another reason why if the powers that be at Hockey Night in Canada had any sense, they’d immediately commission Danderfer to pen a permanent replacement for Dolores Claman’s much-missed “The Hockey Theme”.

Thank you Alex, I couldn’t agree more. And who better to write the new theme song?! I LOVE more…

APATHY AND THE CLOCKMAKER

April 28, 2013

Hello, good morning, and welcome to the Saturday Morning News Post!

Readers, belated Happy New Year to you all! Year of the SNAKE. Hell yeah! My year.

So everybody throw your hands in the air and shake’em like you just don’t care.

*Sigh*I just don’t care.

Anyone who knows me knows I don’t like to be a complain-y pants which is why I live by my childhood rule that “If you can’t think of anything nice to say, then shut your mouth you stupid, stupid boy.” So I took a deserved break from more…

2012: James Danderfer’s year of the hat trick.

December 9, 2012

Hello, good morning, and welcome to the Saturday Morning News Post!

Readers, I’ve been remiss in my SMNP duties, which I’d feel bad about except that I am instead using all available time to release more and more hot Dander-tracks for your enjoyment.

For example, THE HUMMINGBIRD BRIGADE album is now on the music page and available for purchase via iTunes download or via CDBaby if you want hard copies to give as Christmas presents to EVERYONE you know. And could possibly be more festive than this contemporary, aggressive, rockin’ take on New Orleans brasses band music. Even my Grandma likes it! Her exact words were “What a racket!” But I’m pretty sure what she meant was “What a joyous, joyous, holly jolly Chistmas-style racket!” more…

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